In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis writes, There is a growing sensitivity to the environment and the need to protect nature, along with a growing concern, both genuine and distressing, for what is happening to our planet… Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it. (#19)
More and more young adults are becoming increasingly aware of the urgency to be better stewards of the earth and its inhabitants. We want to respond to their desire to make an impact with resources on how to do that and by helping them make the connection with what the Church is already doing in this area.
Here is some of our top content that addresses the need to care for creation.
Social copy: [IG] We all know recycling is a great way to practice green living — who doesn’t want to give our planet some love? What you may not know is that not all recycling makes a positive difference. In fact, if it’s done incorrectly, it hurts our planet more than helps it. This is why we’re equipping you to recycle the right way. Read “What You Need to Know About ‘Wishful Recycling’ by @GrottoNetwork for tips and tricks.
[Twitter&FB] Let’s be honest: no one likes throwing stuff in the “landfill” bin when there’s a nice green recycling bin next to it. Recycling is always the better option, right? Not quite. Read about the harms of ‘wishful recycling’ via @GrottoNetwork.
Social copy: [IG] Though recycling may require a little extra effort, it’s easier to practice if you make it a habit. Like anything, it takes repeated, conscious efforts to do this, but it is well worth it! Find what motivates you to take that step to commit to recycling, whether it be personally-motivated or global in nature, and get recycling! Read “How to Build Better Recycling Habits” by @GrottoNetwork for more tips.
[Twitter&FB] Recycling may require extra effort, but there are a few basics that anyone can handle. It doesn’t take much to contribute to a world-wide effort, and with a little intentionality, you can make it part of your daily routine. Check out these simple tips via @GrottoNetwork
Social copy: [IG] You may already be practicing the basics of “going green” in your day-to-day: carrying a reusable water bottle, carpooling with roommates, recycling your cans and bottles. While those are all great, essential ways of living eco-friendly, the call to take care of our earth (and each other in the process) goes deeper. It involves an awareness of the global effects of consumerism, an awareness that shifts our whole lifestyle. Read “What It Really Looks Like to Live an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle” by @GrottoNetwork for more insight.
[Twitter&FB] Understanding the stakes of eco-friendly living may just motivate you to take your green habits one step further. Read more about the impact your lifestyle can have on others via @GrottoNetwork
Social copy: [IG] We create a lot of waste. Just think about all those plastic food containers, individually wrapped treats, and the near-constant presence of plastic water bottles — it piles up quickly 😬. While zero-waste living is certainly a challenge, it’s far from impossible, and there are more benefits than one. Find inspiration and a realistic approach to this green lifestyle by reading “One Millennial’s Journey Toward Zero-Waste Living” by @GrottoNetwork.
[Twitter&FB] Zero-waste living may be a challenge, but its benefits are well worth it. It helps our earth, and it leads to healthier decisions in your daily life. And the beauty of this practice? Your cheapest tool is saying ‘no.’ Read more about this lifestyle via @GrottoNetwork